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Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon tradition.  They can be found strung along trails and peaks throughout the Himalayas are used to bless the surrounding countryside, promoting peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom.  It is believed that as...
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The mandala is a template or blueprint of wholeness. It has a center and four directions. Associated with each direction is a color, an element, an obstructed pattern and a wisdom. It is a way to understand yourself and also your...
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Generally speaking, we make offerings to the Dharma Protectors to remove any outer or inner obstacles to our practice.  We do this by reminding them of the oath they made to Guru Rinpoche or Machig Labdrön or some other great...
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The bell and dorje are used in many Vajrayana practices. The bell, which is held in the left hand, symbolizes the feminine principle and the wisdom of emptiness.  The dorje, or vajra, symbolizes the masculine principle and compassion expressed through...
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